Sculpture Saturday

This piece is entitled Thus Daedalus Flew by Niall O’Neill. It honours the writer James Joyce, who named his literary alter ego Stephen Dedalus in his novels. It also refers to Daedalus, father of Icarus. It is located in south county Dublin. I can’t find out much about it but the blurb from the local […]

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An Irish Postcard – Kenmare

This is the sort of town I’d usually run a mile from! There isn’t a cliché that hasn’t been thrown at it – charming, inherent beauty, gorgeous, perfect location, picturesque, cute (that’s used a lot!), tranquil sanctuary, unique, otherworldly beauty, world renowned……. all a bit too twee for my liking. The thing is – Kenmare […]

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Silent Sunday

Aer Lingus flight on its way from Dublin Airport – I wish……

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The Best of Kerry – (5) Gleninchaquin

You just couldn’t dream up this place! Our ancestors certainly knew how to pick a location! I’m still on the Beara Peninsula in south west Ireland but in a place that won’t feature in many travel brochures and is definitely not easily accessible to tour buses. Located near the town of Kenmare, signposts will lead […]

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Sculpture Saturday

Mothership by Rachel Joynt (1998). The sea urchin looks as though it has just been tossed up out of the sea by a wave and landed on its side, leaving a trail of droplets…. The origins of the piece are a tad unglamorous – being commissioned through an open competition for the Dun Laoghaire Drainage […]

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